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, as i will here, that many americans are benefiting from obama care at the cost of trillions of dollars over a 10-year period, i certainly hope so. but divisions over whether or not taxpayer money taken and pushed back out to needy, who are trying to afford health care, is not the subject today. unfortunately during the first two years of the obama care law under speaker pelosi, there was no effective oversight. oversight was shut down during the first two years of the obama administration and the minority pointing out anything was ignored. you said my chairman we have tried to correct that. we have been disappointed by continued obstruction by the minority on this committee defending administration when it failed to deliver relevant documents and object to -- they find themselves objecting to hearings, witness request and constantly engaged in petty downplaying of what, in fact, are serious problems. the minority today will undoubtedly point out this must be political, that we're not here because only 1100 people at a time could get onto a website before it crashed effectively, when 25
happening again? >> obama care is here now. so you know the reason this happened from our perspective was -- now people understand why we fight obama care so much i guess. you have to understand the mindset of a house republican going into this. we were doing all of these oversight hearings, getting all of this testimony, seeing that this program was not ready for prime time and seeing the damage that was going to come to the people we represent and we wanted to do everything we could to stop it. many of us didn't think that was the right way to stop it. it's very clear that a government shutdown does not stop obama care because the government did shut down and didn't stop obama care. don't think that will be repeated. that's in the past. it's very clear that won't stop obama care. the things that we feared would happen are now happening and we fear the worst is yet to come with respect to obama care. that will not get in the way of a government shutdown. we will keep the government funded at current levels if need be at the end of the day and not have a government shutdown. >> that w
referred to as obama care. the act gave this administration more than three years to implement, gave them virtually unlimited money, ensured them for all practical purposes they need not come back to congress ever again because it created an entitlement. one that raised its own money, spent its own money, created its own rules. the 2400 pages that were passed into law and read afterwards now represent tens of thousands of pages of regulations created by this administration based on how this administration wanted a law interpreted, meaning that legislation created three and a half years ago was still being written in late september. the cornerstone of the president's signature achievement included a website, healthcare.gov. this site and parallel sites created by some states, were supposed to make it easy to have an online marketplace. it was, in fact, an attempt to depp indicate what hundreds, perhaps thousands, of insurance companies large and small around america do well every day. on october 1st, president obama said, using it would be as easy as buying an airline ticket on kayak.com o
believes president obama's option is the best for the economy. here's a look. >> so what are we going to do on the day that congress has successfully kicked the can down the road a few months. are you saying we're not going to have another experience like we had in october? >> i think if you look at the things republican leaders have said since october, it was clear this was not a good experience, either for the country or for them politically. i know the right answer. the right answer is they should extend the debt limit and have no sense of crisis at all. i hope that will happen. they said september 7 is the date the debt limit expires. we do have extraordinary measures about a month after that. they have some time. i hope when they resolve the budget when they start moving forward, they just do the debt limit in a businesslike way and kind of give some certainty to the u.s. and global economy. that would be the right thing to do. >> everybody is looking for some kind of longer term kind of sustainable budget arrangement. we'll hear from paul ryan later this afternoon. what in your view w
secretary hank paul son and former obama administration senior adviser david axelrod took part in this event hosted by the university of chicago paulson institute. it's just under an hour. ♪ >> so i have been keeping a list of my top favorite lines from today's talk. i'm sure you all have your own but here's my best attempt at david letterman. number three, if we wanted tarp to be popular, we shouldn't have made it a four-letter word. number two goes to barney frank. things would have been a lot worse without me. and number one has to go to larry summers. anyone who speaks with complete confidence about things is a complete fool. so there have been no shortage of people speaking their minds today. hank, i wanted to start with you. what did you hear that made your blood boil? or what would you like to add to? >> right. because you know, my blood doesn't boil. that happened, you know, three or four years ago and five years ago. but the one thing i'd like to add to were a couple comments made about capital that were related. larry summers saying it was obvious the banks were undercapitalized,
2010, had complete alternative patient-center reforms that we offered when obama care was being deliberated, so before, during, and after obama care, was deliberated and passed, we put out very comprehensive patient-centered market-based plans and i do envision us doing so again. to your other part of your question is, i believe that we can come up with a system that has guaranteed access for affordable health insurance for all americans, regardless of whether a person has preexisting conditions or not, without this costly government takeover, without this big brother database, without government running health care, without government mandating what you can and cannot do. the problem that the president has is he jammed this through one party rule, there are a plenty of republicans, myself included, who were offering to work with him at the time for bipartisan solutions, they said none of that, and now we have what we have. so, can we have a system where people with preexisting conditions have protections? yes. can we have a system where we equalize tax benefits, where people wh
. >> thank you for yieldingment it it's kind of interesting to see as obama care imploeds how everybody is running for cover. yesterday, we showed the former president throw under the bus. today, we heard the other side, mr. cummings, our democrat leader, start out by citing that the problem with this is that a lot of them opted for an exchange. mr. chao are these governors, aren't they all democrat governors? and they opted out of the exchange? are you aware of that? i have a question for all of you. do you -- each of you, i want to ask you this question. it's obvious obama care was not ready for prime time. also, from a security standpoint. were you aware of that, mr. powder, before october first? >> go did issue a report in june that there was a lot to do with a compressed schedule, krkt. were you aware of it. >>ives aware that there was security testing. >> you were aware that there were problems. >> okay. i said from an operational. >> i'm just trying to answer your question. >> well, operational and security. mr. batheman? >> i was aware of various modules that were to be part of
the president's health care law, obama care. and i believe it more now than ever. and now it has become a category 5 political hurricane that is not just causing havoc in certain regions of the country. it is ripping apart every region of the country, from tiny hamlets and towns to major cities where people are finding confusion, chaos, cancellation, cost increases, all of which were predicted as if you had noah reporting that the storm was coming three years ago and the administration and the democrats in the house were in denial. they misled and they did nothing to prevent what is now unfolding. and so i think 2014 is going to be a referendum on the failures of this administration and its notion and philosophy that big government has the answers, big government can do things better, and americans now fully appreciate that that's not the best approach. and further, that they want a check and balance on the obama administration and its big government ideas. now, they did not have that check and balance when the health care law was passed only with democrat votes and speaker pelosi shut
, there were different kinds of meetings, and i attended -- >> were they about obama care, mr. park? >> they were about the affordable care act. >> what's your official title? head of information technology for the entire united states? i assume it was about information technology, correct? >> no, actually, first of all, i'm a technology and innovation policy adviser in the office of science and technology policy, just to clarify. >> okay. >> and i can't actually recall, like for the meetings, like what particular topics were discussed off the top of my head. unless there's more specificity. >> at any time in these nine different meetings that you had, or more for that matter, meetings that you had, was the rollout of obama care discussed and the concerns about this thing not being ready on october 1st? >> again, without more specificity -- >> mr. chao, who ran the meeting the 10 to 29 times you were at the white house, who was in charge of running those meetings? were they run by mr. lambeau or miss deparl? >> i don't remember. >> in those meetings that you were at the white house,
with the president on how to fix obama care. >> we have carl rove coming in on the reform, and i think i told you that he reall lam lambasted the republican party on where they were going with things like immigration. they even said we're getting ourselves into a smaller and smaller corner and getting boxed in. i had the privilege of inviting you over to the atlantic recently, and you sat in the same room on chairs with rahm emanuel talking about two very different parties. i'm interested in the out reach that people like you in the classic gop are doing on things like immigration. and we ju've just got a couple minutes, but i'm interested in how you basically preserve the important and good parts of the gop and not get washed down into the gutter with some of the stuff we've been seeing lately. >> sure. look, the winning message for the modern republican party is we're not going to raise your taxes, we're going to reform government so it works. we're going to keep canadians on their side of the border but we're not going to micromanage companies we can't pronounce. that's reagan republicanism, a
to this crisis. he actually compares obama to james buchanan and says his response in this crisis is more reminiscent of buchanan than lincoln. i wanted to see how you responded to his argument. does anybody want to volunteer to take that? >> one of the characteristicis s that made lincoln a great leader is patience. one of the things that gave lincoln leverage in dealing with his political foes and allies is he could wait and see how things were tilting and moving before he left. that's not really a bad thing to be patient. it's hard to do. we are not a patient society by instinct. it was easier to do perhaps in the 1860s than it is in the 21st century, but that's not to say patience was what characterized buchanan. buchanan was inaction. that's a slightly different thing than waiting to see how things work out. i dispute the connection he is making. i think there's a certain strength to patience and leadership. >> also, you know, i've said many times if lincoln is the president against whom all others are measured, as i think he is, no small -- one element of that is his political geniu
medal of freedom from president obama. [ applause ] ms. steinem is a granddaughter as a suffragist and worked as a journalist in the 1960s after living here in washington during high school and heading to smith college, from which she graduated phi beta kappa. after college she spent two years in india where she wrote for indian publications and was influenced by gandhi and activism. in 1968, she helped found "new york" magazine and was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. as a young journalist she wrote for publications including "esquire" and once hired on as a stunt as a "playboy" bunny and later made into a tv movie starring kirstie ally. she's helped found the national women's alliance, the national women's caucus, and most recently the women's media center. [ applause ] along the way, ms. steinem has been criticized as a threat to male privilege and even knocked by fellow feminists when she wrote a self-help book and by some when she got married. today she's a documentary producer and author, as well as a regular on the speaking circuit and says the fight for equ
are in cyber. she worked for both the bush administration and obama administration. one of the co-authors of the cyber security initiative which many are familiar with. her sort of plea, one of the things she talked about, she's been at this since 2008 like many of us and kind of taken aback by the lack of an international strategy that the united states seems to be pursuing. i think it's intriguing to hear what you have to say, what you think as a group because you raised the itu issue and the quiet negotiations that jim has been involved with. but what do you as a group see what the best model will be for international set of standards or norms at conventions that we are should be heading towards because if you're a fortune 25, you're acting all over the world and enter a whole range of information sharing. not just the united states. i would curious to hear what the brain power thinks. i do hope you'll look at the cyber playbook many issues you raise here are sort of discussed in that for the community. thanks. >> i'm ultimately very positive about this. remember that keith ale
for the roughly first two years. his expertise does come out of the origins of obama care. >> my question, mr. chairman, was simply if he's good enough to be rolled in to fix it after the locomotive crashed off the mountainside. where in the hell was he for the first 184 weeks when fs being broken? why wait until its crashed? if he's a savant, where has he been? the obama girls miss him -- i think they found her. the lady from the website. but where's he been? >> the gentleman's time expired. we now go to the gentleman from texas. would the gentleman yield for ten seconds? >> certainly. >> i want to make a statement and you're right on they should have had the a team on this and some of the people there clearly there for the train wreck. i want to know mr. park's possessive, duties did not include overseeing this website. and i do appreciate the fact that it appears as though in 60 days they are going to make right what wasn't ready on october 1st. and i think that's what the gentleman wants to be able to explain back home. we've been told that november 30th this will work reasonably well, in
, the high cost of obama care, close quote, ought to avoid consumer overload sticker shock, close quote. that is not why you made the decision to close the program of anonymous shopper? >> just as i answered before. absolutely not. >> i yield to my colleagues. >> i want to address this to chairman issa. when speaking to mr. connelly earlier, you referred to a letter sent to you on november 6th. it's not a letter i sent jointly with mr. connelly. he did not read that letter. that letter was about security testing documents provided to the committee. miter told us like any website security documents they are sensitive and their release potentially could give hackers hints on how to break into the system. i asked you to treat those documents with sensitivity and consult with me before making them public. try to use my letter to argue that the system -- but that is not what i said. every security testing document or every it system, no matter how secure the system is is sensitive. every security testing document that ill meaning individuals help in causing mischief. they do not mean there a
to make this work. we may disagree on obama care, but we don't disagree that that was unacceptable. you heard it on both sides of the aisle. mr. vanroekel, i think you failed to understand, you and mr. baitman and all of you in the administration who were allowed to go to those meetings, mr. powner would tell you that best practices should be a lot more like it is at toyota company. or honda. in the production line, one person who sees a bad car coming down is allowed to stop the production line. in this case, a really defective, something that would make the edsel look like a success story launched on october 1st, and nobody said here today, or for that matter since i've been listening to the various hearings, nobody said, i should have pulled the stop button. mr. chao, you refuse to answer or give a grade. you all refuse to answer or give a grade. i'm going to give it a grade. this was an "f." in a pass/fail, this was a fail. every one of you should have been close enough to know there was something wrong, to ask somebody in one of those many meetings, are we sure this is going to wor
obama and secretary of state kerry have called the philippine counterparts to offer condolences and assistance and stress our commitment to helping the philippines respond to and recover from this disaster. at the state department, we set up a crisis response task force to monitor developments and try to identify obstacles to effect relief supply and make sure we were well coordinated, as well as deal with calls, a lot of calls from concerned american citizens. our embassy in manila continues to play a very crucial role. it's kind of serving as a platform for coordination, where all the agencies are working through that to coordinate with philippine authorities and private organizations, as well. the state department and the embassy have a special responsibility for helping american citizens caught up in the disaster. there are now five confirmed american deaths caused by the typhoon. the state department and the embassy have been working pretty much around the clock to assist the families of those victims, but also have received nearly 1,000 requests for information from u.s. c
. president obama and secretary of state kerry have called the philippine counterparts to offer condolences and assistance and p stress our commitment to helping the philippines respond to and recover from this disaster. at the state department, we sets up a crisis response task forcec to monitor developments and try to identify obstacles to effecto relief supply and make sure we were well coordinated, as well as deal with calls, a lot of yue calls from concerned american citizens. am our embassy in manila continues to play a very crucial role.y it's kind of serving as a platform for coordination, where all the agencies are working ale through that to coordinate withw philippine authorities and private organizations, as well.t the state department and the t embassy have a special sponsibi responsibility for helping american citizens caught up in h the disaster.there there are now five confirmed american deaths caused by the c typhoon.rtment a the state department and the ng embassy have been working prett much around the clock to assisti the families of those victims, but also have receive
was now president, barack obama. and a few years ago we had former president bill clinton. i was interested in the fact that the college taped the stuff, audio and video, and so i wanted to compare the transcriptions. in the case of clinton, the clinton people sent us a copy of what he said. and then the college made a transcription, just from the videotape. and they didn't match. they weren't really far off, but they didn't match because he didn't say exactly what was written in his speech. he did what most people do and he ad libbed some. he probably ad libbed a good deal. any way, it was -- what you could see is that if you try to get the exact -- what did he say precisely? i know what he said. i've got his own speech. where did you get it? from his headquarters. not a good idea. so the -- and one of the things that wasn't in the written speech that i thought was unfortunate was at the beginning of his speech he made some informal remarks which already complimentary to my books which i thought that belonged in there and i was sappointed it fwhunt the official transcript. o
illinois. in 2005. and this was -- this was the guy who is now president, barack obama. and a few years later, we had former president bill clinton. and i was interested in the fact that the college taped the stuff, audio and video. and so i wanted to compare the transcriptions. in the case of clinton, they -- the clinton people sent us a copy of what he said. and then the college made a transcription from just the videotape. and they didn't match. they weren't really far off, but they didn't match. because he didn't say exactly can what was written in his speech. he did what most people do, and he ad libbed some. he probably ad libbed a good deal. anyway, it was -- what you could see is that if you're trying to get the exact text, what did he say, precisely, i know what he said, i've got his own speech! where did you get it? from his headquarters. not a good idea. so -- one of the things that wasn't in the written speech that i thought was unfortunate was that at the beginning of his speech, he made some informal remarks, which were complimentary to one of my books. and i thought that
the rightful place in the community of nations. and that is why president obama and president karzai signed a have a tee strategic partnership agreement last year that lays out our mutual commitments. that's why america's relationship with afghans is changing. it's not ending. there is stop to go. and obviously the road ahead is not easy. the violence that has plagued afghanistan for decades has left very deep wounds. and it is going to take time to heal. we himself know securialso know real challenge. afghans have to strengthen the rule of law, improve access to justice. we also know that discrimination and violence against women continue to be major problems. but i know every one of these women and women this afghanistan today will remain determined and we have an obligation to remain determined and stand by them. we intend to make clear that securing the rights of afghan women and girls is not just a challenge for this moment, it's a generation al challenge. we've made a significant down payment, but finishing the job will take courage and not just the courage of women in afghanistan. as
with the president on how to fix obama care. >> tomorrow we have karl rove coming in to join us in the final act of washington ideas forum and as i think i told you previously, karl in aspen, the summer at the ideas festival really lambasted the republican party, the leadership where it was going on things like immigration, you know, even things like gay rights and others and said, look, we're getting ourselves into a smaller and smaller corner and getting boxed in. and i had the privilege inviting you over to the "atlantic" recently and sat in the same chairs with rahm emanuel talking about two powerful people and parties and interested in the outreach that people like you -- >> sure. >> -- in the classic gop are doing but i'm interested in how you basically preserve the important and good parts of the gop and not get washed down into the gutter with some of the stuff we've been seeing lately. >> sure, look, the winning message for the modern republican party, if you're not going to raise taxes, it doesn't cost so much and have a strong national defense that keeps the canadians on their side of
at the politics of recent years. the election of president obama. where do you see the legacy of george wallace in the tea party and the politics of now? >> that's another book. well, i mean, obviously, the use of these code words. the whole idea of the federal government encroaching upon the powers of state and local governments. the birther movement. the accusations that president obama is not a citizen or he is a muslim. these are all ways that the tea party has indirectly evoked race into american politics today without actually saying they are racist. if you just look at some candidates and how they run office, if you remember dukakis not being tough on crime. these are all code words that candidates use that is a way invoke this whole idea that the civil rights movement, the struggles for equality, for all groups in this country, has gone too far. and so we need to reel it back in. and particularly the whole argument about the federal government being too strong. and the states need to, you know, take the authority and take back power. that is a major argument that's used now in politics.
rather insulted by this republican playbook that talks about obama care, the loss of insurance and what this means. this is not working -- >> the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman from oklahoma is is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> gentlemen, thank you. this is probably not a fun day for you. didn't get up and go, gosh, i can't wait for this day. i get that and i want to say thank you because all of you could make a lot more money in the private sector. you've chosen to serve people. i just want to say thank you to you as well for what you're doing because you have made a conscious choice. let me walk through a couple of things just to be able to get some of the reality on it. about an hour and a half ago, i went on my ipad and went to healthcare.gov and hit this button that says create account and it doesn't go anywhere. it just changes colors and doesn't go anywhere. for about an hour and a half, i've occasionally hit that button. this is the frustration and the struggle and that y'all have the frustration with, we get that. we have the questions as we walk through this
's in town this week to receive the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. [ applause ] ms. steinem worked as a journalist in the 1960s after living here in washington during high school and heading to smith college from after college she spent two years in india where she wrote for indian publications and was influenced by gandhi and activism. in 1968, she was a columnist and wrote feature articles. as a young journalist she wrote for "esquire" and once hired on as a stunt for a "playboy" bunny and helped fund the national women's caucus and most recently the women's media center. [ applause ] along the way, ms. steinem has been criticized as a threat to male privilege and knocked by fellow feminists when she wrote a self-help book and by some when she got married. today she's a documentary producer and author as well as a regular on the speaking circuit and says the fight for equal rights for women is hardly won not only here in the u.s. but especially in developing countries. today she'll talk to us about big things left undone in a speech titled "still to come the unfin
. she's the author of numerous books including "first ladies from martha washington to michelle obama." and she's currently working on a new biography of lady bird johnson. ladies, i want to start with the beginning, where we were 50 years ago this week. this is an administration birthed in national tragedy. what were the immediate challenges for the brand new first couple in those first terrible days after the assassination of kennedy? >> well, they were enormous. first of all, nobody knew whether there was a widespread plot. and so the country was in terror for a period of time. and then they had to -- they had to be both taking over and making sure that there was a peaceful transition of power without seeming to take over because of the image of being -- pushing the kennedys out of the way, any of that. so they had to be very, very careful. in how they handled it. and lyndon johnson was very lucky that he had lady bird to help him with that because she had a good ear for knowing exactly what to say and when to say it. >> and in particular what did she do during those first weeks? >
around him during the bush administration and during the obama administration, had difficult jobs to do, just think how much more difficult it will be today, when chris dodd said, you know, congress wouldn't pass tarp today. twice we went and asked for limited authorities, and twice got them. you wouldn't be able to get those today. >> yeah, i admired senator gregg's optimism, but i can't share it. i don't believe you would have the same -- first of all, a number of people who took the lead on that legislation lost their seats because of it. secondly, the republican party, i think you saw the leading edge of it in the roosevelt room when you had that discussion, when everyone was -- >> i saw the heart of it -- >> yeah, but it's expanded now. 2010 expanded. rahm was wrong. some of the steps we had to take to right the economy did help fuel the tea party rebellion, and now that's become a major motif in the republican party. let me say one thing, i don't know where these questions will lead, wherever they did lead, i was going to interject this anyway. let me get this out of the way now.
? >> absolutely. and when president obama came into office, he wanted to make sure we were negotiating trade agreements that were the benefits would be broadly shared and we would be recognized that we need to take care of anybody who was displaced. that's why we have insisted the trade adjustment assistance be part of the package. the trade adjustment assistance which is a program that helps workers, expires in two months. it's been linked to trade promotion authority. our hope is that as congress takes up trade promotion authority that they will marry it with trade adjustment assistance so we can move this forward. let me just say one more word about that. the trade promotion authority, it's the mechanism by which congress gives us our marching orders. they tell us what to negotiate, how to work with them during the negotiations and what the conditions will be under which they consider an agreement to approve it or disapprove it. and we work extremely close with congress hand in glove at every step. the trade promotion authority is the way that gets structured. last thing i would say, and
the u.s. commitment to build the epa site in 2013 is iron clad. does that mean that the obama speech in prague 2009 in which he said it was an agreement with iran over its nuclear weapons program, if that were to be achieved robustly, that will would be a rethinking of epaa? not totally locked in and no longer valid? >> we made a substantial commitment to epa to homeland missile defense and to the nuclear deterrent. so when the department went through its strategic choices management review, those were among the three, plus cyber and space capabilities that were going to be highlighted and protected and preserved. part and parcel of that and as we've gone through the various budget deliberations, it becomes really hard to protect those things you want to protect. epa is clearly one of those things we want to protect. we've done so far a pretty good job of protecting phases 2 and phase 1 and 2 and 3. we canceled phase 4. but that's where there is a connection between your question and iran. so we saw a more rapidly emerging north korean threat. and moved some resources and some assets
this is a very real worry. i think we have to work with our own government, both the obama administration and secretary kerry and the other leaders of the administration as well as members of congress to keep this issue on the forefront and then to coordinate, as we withdraw with our coalition partners as well. i think, too, as milan has pioneered in this work of peace and security, we have to continue to make the case to the leadership of afghanistan that all of the sacrifice and the decades of war and conflict that have ravaged their country could be for naught if we don't have a unified consensus about what must happen going forward. security is key. so are the elections that we just heard reference to. those elections will determine whether there can be a peaceful transition of power that is validated in a fair and transparent manner by the people of afghanistan. so when we look at secretary kerry's formulation the security, the political and economic transitional challenges facing us, we need to be committed on all three front in support of those women and men who realize that afghan
, they can't do that. on the other hand, we also know that president obama's numbers are right down there where george w. bush's were at this point. and there is a lot of fatigue outrs will be open to the possibility of a third democratic term. to me i think these are the dynamics that will drive 2014 and 2016. >> count me skeptical on rapped paul and join me in thanking them. >>> live kufshcoverage continueh the senate banking subcommittee. the heari ining starts live at p.m. eastern. alsole remarks from ben berna e bernanke. you can see it live 7:00. eastern. earlier today, there was a hearing on the health care weap website and security concerns. here is more now. >> i want to talk to you about the topic of this hearing now for a few minutes and that is the issue of security. and i think i heard you say both in your opening and response to questioning by the chairman, i just wanted to ask again, have there been vulnerabilities that have been discovered since the website unveiled on october 1st? >> security vulnerabilities? >> yes. >> have not necessarily been reported in terms o
. thanks. >>> president obama spoke today at an event hosted by the "wall street journal." you can see the entire event at c-span.org. here's a little of what he said about partisanship. >> so we're going to have to do it all. in my conversations with the republicans i actually think the divide is not that wide. so what we just have to do is find a pathway where republicans in the house in particular feel comfortable enough about process that they can go ahead and meet us. this, by the way, jerry, i think is a good example of something that's been striking me about our politics for a while. when you go to other countries, the political divisions are so much more stark and wider. here in america the difference between democrats and republicans, we're fighting inside the 40 yard line. maybe -- >> you fooled most people on that in the last few months, i'd say. >> no, but -- no, no, no. i would distinguish between the rhetoric and the tactics versus the ideological differences. i mean, in most countries you've got -- people call me a socialist sometimes. but you've got to meet real sociali
responsible for understanding that reproductive freedom is a basic human right than president obama. however, there may be a movement problem with me as a recipient because of my age. i'm trying to absorb the fact that i'll be 80 next year. [ applause ] i plan to reach at least 100, but i am really worried about i mean a little worried about mortality but i'm also worried that my age contributes to the current form of obstructionism. all of the people who say that movements are over and use ridiculous terms like post-racist and post-feminist. excuse me? right. i can testify personally that the very same people who were saying 40 years ago that feminism was unnatural and well, it used to be necessary but it's not anymore. just to name one parallel to show how ridiculous this is, if it took more than a century to gain legal and social identity for abolitionists and suffrages as human beings for all women and men of color, now that we need legal and social equality and no power based on race or sex or ethnicity or class or sexuality, that's likely to take at least a century, too, don't you thin
to get this done. i would have to be an optimist. my name is barack obama and i ran for president. >> and won. >> i won twice. keep in mind, first of all, that what the ceos said is absolutely right. this is a boost to our economy. ever where i go i meet with entrepreneurs and ceos who say i've got these terrific folks. they just graduated from cal tech or m.i.t. or stanford. they're ready to do business here. some of them have these amazing new ideas that we think we can commercialize but they're being dragged back to their home countries not because they want to do but because the immigration system doesn't work. the good news is that the senate bill was a bipartisan bill and we know what the component parts of this are. we've got to have strong border security. we've got to have better enforcement of existing laws. we've got to make sure that we have a legal immigration system that doesn't cause people to sit in the cue for fiqueue for five, ten years, in some cases 20 years. we should want to immediately say to young people who we helped to educate in this country, you want to
to build the epa site in 2018 is ironclad. does that mean that the obama speech, provision of obama speech in prague 2009, when she was it was an agreement with iran over its nuclear weapons program, if that were to be achieved robustly, that there would be a rethinking of epa? >> so, we've made a substantial commitment to to epa missile defense and to the strategic deterrent, so when the department went through its strategic choices management review, those were among the three, plus cyber and space capabilities that were going to be highlighted and protected and preserved. part and parcel of that, as we've gone through the various budget deliberations, becomes really hard, even to protect those things that you want to protect and epaa is clearly one of those things that we want to protect and so we've done so far, a pretty good job of protecting phases two. phase one, phase two and phase three. obviously, we canceled phase four, but that's really where there is a connection between your connection and iran. so we saw a more rapidly emerging north korean threat and moved some resources an
of technology and elections. and with obama in 2008 and the last election, the democrats have outmaneuvered the republicans on social issues. central to the revival of the right in the 1970s were two issues, abortion and e.r.a. let's first turn to abortion and e.r.a. and back to presidential politics. efforts to liberalize abortion laws began on the state level in the late 1960s. which in turn stimulated the rise of the anti-abortion movement. this emergence of the feminist movement at the same time added momentum to the repeal of state laws that had restricted abortion. under the slogan "my body belongs to me" feminists began staging speak outs, street theater and other demonstrations in favor of abortion, adding to the groundswell for the repeal of restrictive abortion laws. hawaii became the first state to repeal its restrictive law, thereby permitting hospital abortions for nonviable fetuses. new york followed with legislation that removed all restrictions on abortion performed in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. it was a quite liberal abortion law. and who signed it? our friend governo
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security informed us that the suspects who sent ricin to president obama in april of this year was a vendor on silk road. law enforcement including the fbi, immigration and customs enforcement, and the secret service should be applauded for their work in taking down a major international criminal enterprise. while silk road was perhaps the most well known, if thought tno the only marketplace where illicit drugs were bought and sold through bit coin transactions. today a number of sites are still in business, selling weapons, child pornography and even murder for hire services. while today i suspect we'll talk a lot about the well-known virtual currency bit coin, there are numerous currencies operati operating, each with its own specific set of features. that said, whether it's bit coin or any of the other virtual currencies, the federal government and societies need to come together to figure out how to effectively deal with it. whether or not digital currencies prove to be a boom or a bust, it's clear that some folks just want a chance to try and play by the rules. that's difficult to do i
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